Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
East Hamilton couldn't get the hits when needed and left 12 baserunners stranded in a season-ending 7-4 baseball loss at Upperman.
The depths of despair were about as deep as their fans could stand but Ooltewah coach Brian Hitchcox kept the faith.
After being involved with the softball program at Ooltewah High School for 25 years, Norma Nelson has been fired from the head coaching position she has held the last 20.
Scouting, or note-swapping, happens all season long with some baseball teams, but the practice of learning one's opponent becomes more prevalent in the postseason.
That eerie, goosebump feeling of déjà vu wafted over Bud Ball Field most of the evening.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
Ooltewah defensive back and kick returner Cadarius Montgomery signed football scholarship papers Thursday with NAIA member Bethel University.
Ooltewah senior Bryson Lype knew that he and his Owls teammates were not entitled to anything Friday, so even though they were hosting their Region 3-AAA championship match against Cookeville and were favored, they still had to earn it.
Normalcy returned to District 5-AAA baseball Wednesday.
Corey Swafford, GPS: She allowed no hits and struck out six in three innings on the mound as GPS topped Ensworth, 4-0.
EVENSVILLE, Tenn. — Soddy-Daisy didn't have a lot more hits than Rhea County in their winners-bracket semifinal Tuesday in the District 5-AAA high school softball tournament. But the Lady Trojans definitely had more at the right times.
ATHENS, Tenn. — Despite his boys' team's undefeated run through the District 5-AAA regular season and solid positioning after the first day of the individual district tournament, Ooltewah tennis coach Ken Buchanan refused to let the Owls feel as though they've won anything.
ATHENS, Tenn. — The Soddy-Daisy girls' tennis team has been on the cusp of winning an outright district championship before, as last season the Lady Trojans fell just short.
It would be the equivalent of a football team practicing tackling drills on asphalt or a basketball player using a gravel parking lot to work on his ball-handling.